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21 February 2006 Military News

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  • USS Cleveland Returns From Deployment Navy NewsStand 21 Feb 2006 -- The amphibious transport dock USS Cleveland (LPD 7) returned to San Diego Feb. 20, after completing a seven-month deployment in support of the global war on terrorism.
  • Carter Hall Sailors Visit French Ship Courbet Navy NewsStand 21 Feb 2006 -- Several Sailors from the dock landing ship USS Carter Hall (LSD 50) and French frigate FS Courbet (F 712) took part in a unique Sailor-swap experience, Feb. 15.
  • USS Blue Ridge Departs Hong Kong Navy NewsStand 21 Feb 2006 -- USS Blue Ridge (LCC 19) and the embarked U.S. 7th Fleet staff Sailors and Marines departed the bustling port city of Hong Kong, Feb. 19.
  • Soldiers Must Be Adaptive for Future, Army Chief Says AFPS 21 Feb 2006 -- The nature of the threat facing the U.S. military has changed drastically, and soldiers need to grow and become more flexible to face that threat, the Army chief of staff said here Feb. 17.
  • Rumsfeld: Humanitarian Missions Important to Changing U.S. Image AFPS 21 Feb 2006 -- U.S. servicemembers helping out around the world show America's compassion, and the missions also can help to change local attitudes about the United States and its people, Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld said here today.
  • Army testing unmanned Stryker convoys Army News 21 Feb 2006 -- Engineers conducting show-and-tell with a 20-ton robot on the last day of two weeks of trials on Fort Gordon were cautiously optimistic.
  • MND HOPES 3 ITEMS IN ARMS PROCUREMENT PACKAGE WILL CLEAR LEGISLATURE CNA 21 Feb 2006 -- The Ministry of National Defense (MND) hopes that all three items of a long-stalled major arms procurement package will clear the Legislative Yuan intact, Legislative Yuan Speaker Wang Jin-pyng said Tuesday.
  • Pakistan Air Force plane crashes IRNA 21 Feb 2006 -- A Pakistan Air Force (PAF) fighter aircraft crashed on Tuesday in the eastern Punjab province, a PAF statement said.
  • PATRIOT PAC III MISSILES OFF SHOPPING LIST: DEFENSE MINISTER CNA 21 Feb 2006 -- The Ministry of National Defense (MND) is willing to remove Patriot PAC III missiles from a controversial weapons package from the United States "out of respect" for the opposition parties, National Defense Minister Lee Jye said Tuesday.
  • ANGOLA: Ready to play larger security role in Africa IRIN 21 Feb 2006 -- Angola, recently emerged from decades of civil war, is now turning its attention to playing a larger peace and security role in Africa, an analyst told IRIN.
  • Uzbekistan: Germany Likely To Leave Uzbek Base RFE/RL 21 Feb 2006 -- In the nine months since hundreds when the Uzbek authorities put down demonstrations in the city of Andijon, Germany has emerged as an important point of contact between the West and Uzbekistan's increasingly isolated leaders

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